Canada Water Library, London, UK
Posted by: Team Sieni
N 51° 29.842 W 000° 02.970
30U E 704793 N 5709265
Quick Description: A building in the shape of an upturned pyramid, by CZWG Architects.
Location: London, United Kingdom
Date Posted: 12/30/2011 6:49:33 AM
Waymark Code: WMDDJJ
According to CZWG Architects, the designers:
The idea of a free standing object in space is quite appropriate for a library, since it is a portal to the discovery of other worlds. As a piece of sculpture it binds together a tube station, a stretch of open water and a plaza and makes the precursor landmark of a substantial new development on London’s Canada Water. The inverted pyramid form contains a readily accessible café, performance space, internet points and popular books within a small footprint at ground level, whilst the expanding shape above enables the containment of the main library within a single, galleried, skylit double volume. The whole is clad in aluminium sheets, anodised a light bronze with sequined perforations.
The library was opened on Monday 28 November 2011. For more details, see the Southwark Council Site